The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Special Offer - Top breeders from my breeding loft.
Over the last few years I have experienced some back and shoulder problems that make it necessary for me to reduce the size of my breeding flock even more. For that reason I will be offering some of my top quality breeders, both in standard and rare colors, as soon as they feed out their current round of youngsters. Even the rare colors have been upgraded to racing quality. We have never considered ourselves a "color loft". We are a flying loft that likes to breed an eye-appealing variety of colors. These mated pairs will be priced at $300 a pair. Most pairs are blends of various families that have been mated for performance, with only a few being "pure" of a particular family. Many of these are down from AU Registered Champions bred by top flyers here in the Midwest.
|For serious inquiries only. Contact me via email and I will send you a list of what is available. (No whites available)|
2013 reduced hen, bred for stock but down from flying families. Full pedigree on sire's side, who is mostly Janssen; dam is from a friend who also flies rare colors but I did not get a pedigree on her. So we have full pedigree on sire's side but just her mother on the other side. Price: $100.
|2.||2013 dilute gimpel hen bred by Jason Gelder. A pair of gimpels from this same family raised a bird that was 4th in the 200 mile Hoosier Classic for Michaele Luisi. No pedigree. Price: $25|
|3.||2015 almond cock, no. 5886, out of a pair of almonds on my flying team. Both parents flew twice from 100 miles and once from 120 as young birds in 2014 but were not flown as old birds since our old bird season was shut down early due to the avian influenza scare. Sire is a full brother to a bird that was 5th place in the MVS auction race in 2013 and also a full brother to a club winner at 100 miles; G-Dam is a Huysken VanRiel hen from Lighthouse Loft on Long Island. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. Price: $100|
|4.||2015 almond hen, no. 5028, HVR on dam's side and Janssen/HVR on sire's side. Dam raised a 5th-place money winner in the MVS auction race in 2013. Sire is out of an almond hen that flew out to 255 miles for me, and "7142", a cock that is a son of "Heisenberg", my best OB flyer of the last ten years. Price: $100|
|5.||2013 white lace cock (spread recessive opal). This is a late hatch that was not flown, but he is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner with multiple diplomas. All young from this cock will carry the gene for recessive opal. When mated to an opal hen, all young will be opal; when mated to a blue bar or check, about half the young will be blacks. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
|6.||2014 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock no. 4962, checker carrying barless. Sire is an unflown full brother of "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. Mother is a barless blue hen that is a granddaughter of the imported hen recently sold on this site. This is a medium-size pigeon that feels great in the hand. Although a late hatch that has not been flown, he is down from flying stock and should make a great breeder for someone. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|7.||Sale Pending 2011 barless blue hen, no. 1570. Best rare color hen at 2011 National Young Bird Show. Carries the gene for "cherry" (red phase recessive opal). 1570 is inbred to "The Iceman" on her mother's side. Her sire is out of a pair of imported barless from the loft of Willi Thiele in Australia. Dam's side is my own "Golden Thunderbird" family and 1/4 Ken Christopher VanLoon. Dam's sire is a half-brother to "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner, and also is a grandson of a full brother of The Iceman. Dam's mother is out of a granddaughter of The Iceman. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (JF)|
|8.||Sale Pending 2015 reduced cock. This is an outstanding reduced young cock down from flying stock, and he is Janssen based. I raised several very nice reduced cocks this year and can only keep one or two of them. I am fairly certain he is spread, based on the evenly laced wingshield and the fact that is father is a spread reduced. He is inbred to my 1558 hen, who is a daughter of "Heisenberg" when mated to a Janssen hen who is out of an AU Champion. "Heisenberg" has been my best old bird flyer since 2004 and was retired to the breeding loft a few years ago. All my reduced have been crossed into my best flying lines and can now compete with any "standard" colored racers. Here is your opportunity to obtain a beautiful rare color of proven flying lines. He is a steal at the posted price. Price: $200 - Sale Pending (RD)|
2014 blue bar hen, "One-Eyed Jill". She flew 100 twice and 120 once as a young bird, placing in the top ten percent on the 120. I'm not sure how it happened, but some time over the winter she injured her left eye and is now blind on that side, so I had to remove her from the flying team. Based on her pedigree I used her briefly this year and was planning to use her again next year as a breeder. Her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years, and her dam is an AU Elite Registered Champion. She is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Flor Engels on dam's side. Here's a proven flyer with a performance pedigree. I would use her myself but I have pledged to reduce the number of breeders I keep, so I am offering her here at about half her true value. Price: $75
|10.||2015 faded blue cock from a long-distance family. Bred from a brother-sister mating of two birds on my flying team. Both parents flew 100 miles twice and 120 miles once in 2014 as young birds. They were not flown this year as old birds because the state veterinarian banned pigeon racing due to the avian influenza scare. Their grandsire was 2012 AU Marathon Race Champion and granddam was runner-up for the same title. Both flew 600 miles. Their father was purchased by me from Carl Paystrup as a young bird and he was never flown. Their dam was a Skylake Sion that goes back to several of Dr. Mike Brown's top long-distance flyers. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|11.||2015 yellow bar hen, primarily Janssen, carries the gene for barless. Her sire flew 130 miles twice as a YB and placed 7th vs 159 birds and 6 lofts on a major smash. He is also the son of a 200-mile winner. Dam is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and her background is heavy in Blue Miracle Janssen. Full pedigree. Price: $100|